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Ursalink Sustainable Agriculture in Australia

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Did you know 70% of freshwater resources are used by agriculture? And 60% of the water diverted or pumped for irrigated agriculture is wasted? In the circumstances of the global energy crisis and water insufficiency, our agriculture industry is being improved with the aim to produce more with only a minimum amount of water. In order to improve water-use efficiency and protect the sustainability of modern agricultural practices, smart irrigation systems are being used. Farmers always want to improve the water-use efficiency and minimize water losses. In large-sized farms there are complex watering systems and watering operations which may often not be working as efficiently as they expected. Ursalink Efficiently Improves Irrigation System for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia PROJECT In Australia, agricultural expert and system integrator are working with farmers to install LoRaWAN based smart watering systems, which supply controlled amounts of water to crops with minimum waste. CHALLENGES Water control gates and valves openings are manually operated, creating labour, vehicle and power costs along side over or under water application rates, limiting productivity. Plants are monitored in person to determine optimal time to irrigate. M2M connectivity has always been an issue for regional and rural areas. Electricity costs and fuel cost are relatively high.

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